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Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-01-2014, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Hope4six
The u/s at 20 weeks showed everything looked...

The u/s at 20 weeks showed everything looked fine and only one baby.  But I've continued to measure ahead, and it's increasing each time the midwife measures.  She said she could feel a good bit of...
Forum: Homebirth   05-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 844
Posted By Hope4six
At the foot of my bed, on a birthing stool my...

At the foot of my bed, on a birthing stool my midwife brought with her.  Once labor got to where I couldn't walk around anymore, I just clung to the foot of my bed, bent over, and that's where I was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-18-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Hope4six
Thanks for the responses.  I'm back to measuring...

Thanks for the responses.  I'm back to measuring ahead (and yes, I was referring to fundal height), and after a visit to the chiro I'm not feeling so funky.  I'll probably get a 20 week u/s for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Hope4six
Thanks.:-) It's just never happened to me...

Thanks.:-)
It's just never happened to me before, and this will be my 8th baby.  I'm on the fence about getting an u/s, which might end up in more worrying, or just reassuring myself and taking a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Hope4six
I'm just feeling nervous about this pregnancy. ...

I'm just feeling nervous about this pregnancy.  I just don't think everything is normal and not sure what to do next.
Thanks for any thoughts or experiences.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-17-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Hope4six
I can relate to how you're feeling.  I was a...

I can relate to how you're feeling.  I was a basket case when I found out I was having twins.  It took me a good week to calm down and accept it.
I won't lie and say it won't be hard.  My guys will...
Forum: April 2011   04-09-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
Congrats, J's Mombee!:-)  I hope you are all...

Congrats, J's Mombee!:-)  I hope you are all three doing well.:-)
Forum: April 2011   03-27-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
David finally got to come home on Friday.  No...

David finally got to come home on Friday.  No more running to and from the NICU every day!  The first day/night with both of them was pretty tricky, and my hubby lost way more sleep than he...
Forum: April 2011   03-20-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
I'm here.:-)  Lucas has been home for 10 days...

I'm here.:-)  Lucas has been home for 10 days now, but David is still in the  hospital for another week, at least.  I'm getting really weary of all the travel, especially now that I'm trying to keep...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-27-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,333
Posted By Hope4six
congratulations, Becky!

congratulations, Becky!
Forum: April 2011   02-18-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
  Starcat, thanks for thinking of me and my...


Starcat, thanks for thinking of me and my babies.  I admit that I find the DDC forum difficult emotionally.  I ought to be pregnant awaiting a peaceful homebirth, not momma to 5 week-old...
Forum: April 2011   01-20-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
Nanette - I want to say please get that checked...

Nanette - I want to say please get that checked out.  It's not normal to feel that much pressure, and if you are worried about impending labor, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!
I had all sorts of signs and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-19-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,569
Posted By Hope4six
Please update my info.My little guys were born...

Please update my info.My little guys were born 1-14-11.  Lucas was born at 3:51p.m., and David was born at 3:53p.m.  Lucas weighed 3lb., 1.4oz., and David weighed 3lb., 6.7oz.
 
Forum: April 2011   01-19-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
I am sad to say that I am no longer pregnant. ...

I am sad to say that I am no longer pregnant.
My boys were born via emergency c-section Friday afternoon.
Lucas and David are both stable and doing pretty well in the NICU.
Forum: April 2011   01-13-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
So glad your appointments went well, ladies! ...

So glad your appointments went well, ladies!  Very nice pics, Nanette.:-)
I am planning a home birth, but I've been wondering how much I should try to have ironed out in case I end up delivering...
Forum: April 2011   01-09-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 11,109
Posted By Hope4six
It's nice to see some more homebirth moms...

It's nice to see some more homebirth moms here.:-)
Forum: April 2011   01-07-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
Nanette, that is SOOOO awesome!  What a...

Nanette, that is SOOOO awesome!  What a wonderful relief that must be!
If only all OBs could be like yours!:-)
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-04-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,333
Posted By Hope4six
Mylilmonkeys, sorry you feel at such odds with...

Mylilmonkeys, sorry you feel at such odds with making a decision.  I do think that often these things work themselves out in time, and lets hope you do still have time!:-)
My issue at the moment is...
Forum: April 2011   01-04-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
Awesome, Nanette! I hope your test goes as...

Awesome, Nanette!
I hope your test goes as well, Liora.:-)
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-02-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,333
Posted By Hope4six
Congratulations, Adorkable!  What a great thing...

Congratulations, Adorkable!  What a great thing that you listened to your gut and went to the hospital.  I'm glad you were able to have a great vaginal birth and are now safely at home with your...
Forum: April 2011   12-21-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
Preggers5, thanks for letting us know how it...

Preggers5, thanks for letting us know how it went.  Good to know that your baby is healthy!  I know that when I went in, I was hoping for twins, because I was afraid that if it was only one baby,...
Forum: April 2011   12-18-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,590
Posted By Hope4six
Preggers5 - Hi!  I had an u/s at 20 weeks to...

Preggers5 - Hi!  I had an u/s at 20 weeks to verify twins.:-)  Good luck, and let us know either way.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-12-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By Hope4six
Christyc ~ thank you so much for sharing that...

Christyc ~ thank you so much for sharing that youtube video!  What a wonderful, wonderful encouragement for those of us facing a multiple birth.
Forum: Homebirth   12-12-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Hope4six
Zangua, thanks.  I've read those books before,...

Zangua, thanks.  I've read those books before, but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to read them again.  I'm also trying to read all the twin birth stories I can find, whether homebirth or not, to get a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-10-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,333
Posted By Hope4six
IdahoMom, I, too, have dealt with an irritable...

IdahoMom, I, too, have dealt with an irritable uterus.  Something that I've found works for me, that you might want to try if you haven't already, is a calcium/magnesium supplement.  Taking that...
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